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How Much Does a Border Patrol Agent Earn In The United States?

Border Patrol Agent Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$62,000
$33,000
$62,000
$118,000
Border patrol agents in the United States make an average salary of $62,909 per year or $30.24 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $33,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $118,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, New York, Alaska, Oregon, and Maryland provide the highest border patrol agent salaries.
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Where Border Patrol Agents Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where border patrol agents earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Border Patrol Agents Earn In Different Cities?

While a border patrol agent can average a salary of $62,909 per year, or $30.24 per hour, there are many opportunities for border patrol agents to make more. For example, in Grand Forks, ND you might make $79,119 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Diego, CA, El Paso, TX and Tucson, AZ. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Grand Forks, ND where the average starting salary is $43,000. The highest paying states for border patrol agents include Washington, New York and Alaska. Meanwhile, Alabama, Virginia, and Georgia offer the lowest salaries.
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City
Average Salary

Grand Forks, ND

Salary Range58k - 107k$79k$79,119

San Diego, CA

Salary Range46k - 111k$72k$72,122

El Paso, TX

Salary Range46k - 108k$71k$70,956

Tucson, AZ

Salary Range44k - 105k$69k$68,905
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$111k

High Paying Border Patrol Agent Jobs

Which Companies Pay Border Patrol Agents The Most?

Company
Company
Average Salary
United States Department of Homeland ...
Salary Range87k - 113k$100k$99,876
$87k
$113k

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Border Patrol Agent Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Border Patrol Agent Salaries

    The salary for a border patrol agent can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Border Patrol Agent Salaries

    Location
    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent
    Champlain, NY
    Champlain, NY
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $92,143
    $92,143
    01/28/2021
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent
    Tucson, AZ
    Tucson, AZ
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $93,129
    $93,129
    01/28/2021
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (Watch Commander)
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (Watch Commander)
    Calexico, CA
    Calexico, CA
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $124,342
    $124,342
    01/28/2021
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent
    Swanton, VT
    Swanton, VT
    01/26/2021
    01/26/2021
    $92,890
    $92,890
    01/26/2021
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (Special Operations Supervisor)
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (Special Operations Supervisor)
    Artesia, NM
    Artesia, NM
    01/22/2021
    01/22/2021
    $92,143
    $92,143
    01/22/2021
    Border Patrol Agent (Intelligence)
    Border Patrol Agent (Intelligence)
    Grand Marais, MN
    Grand Marais, MN
    01/22/2021
    01/22/2021
    $77,488
    $77,488
    01/22/2021
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (CDI)
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (CDI)
    El Paso, TX
    El Paso, TX
    01/14/2021
    01/14/2021
    $91,231
    $91,231
    01/14/2021
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (SOS)
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (SOS)
    Pony, MT
    Pony, MT
    08/28/2020
    08/28/2020
    $91,231
    $91,231
    08/28/2020
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent
    San Diego, CA
    San Diego, CA
    08/28/2020
    08/28/2020
    $102,104
    $102,104
    08/28/2020
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent
    Supervisory Border Patrol Agent
    Tucson, AZ
    Tucson, AZ
    08/27/2020
    08/27/2020
    $108,960
    $108,960
    08/27/2020